Today word has spread like wildfire that Glee also did a "tribute" of Baby Got Back. The rub is they didn't do their own twist to the song, but instead whole-heartily ripped off the Johnathan Coulson version. At first I figured maybe they just decided to do a way-too-similar version.
Nope.....they took the whole thing. They even kept the "Johnny C" that Johnny C put into his version. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes to light that they even went so far as to use his actual mp3 in this version, just singing over Coulton's playing.
A lot of people, myself included, are a bit PO'd and some others are arguing that Glee has done nothing wrong and if anyone should be upset it is Sir Mix-a-lot.
Coulton wrote a new melody for Sir Mix-a-lot's words, got a license to distribute his version. Yes, he has used the Creative Commons license when releasing his version, but that was for non-commercial use.
Producing a television show is most definitely commercial use, and just flat out wrong. For those of you who cannot seem to get your head around this, let's inject this series of events into a story.....a story about a man and his car.
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We aren't doing anything wrong.....
For the record, I did check the Tweet feed to make sure this was actually tweeted. I was shocked to see another Tweet from someone who had played the songs together, one in each channel. The vocals waiver just a bit, but the instruments are synced. It appears (to me at least) that Glee actually ripped off the karaoke version of JC's Baby Got Back, which was just the instrumental tracks of his song.